We can’t afford to lose older herbicides

April 25, 2023 | 3 min read
Ian Linklater and his sons, Daniel, James and Michael – of Trentham Farms, near Gol Gol in Far Western NSW, crop 9800 ha of sandy loam country and appreciate the value of older and cheaper herbicides that are still effective options against their major weeds.

How widespread a problem is Spraydrift?

April 24, 2023 | 3 min read
Spray drift events have been at an all-time high due to floods and large-scale rain events at the end of 2022.

Less fines = less drift with On Coarse DRA

April 22, 2023 | 5 min read
Without fines, there’d be no drift. Worries about nearby cotton, surface temperature inversions, low or high wind speeds, downwind buffer zones or stories on the ABC would be a thing of the past, says FMC’s technical extension specialist, David Johnson.

Guidebook identifies key to spraying efficiency

April 22, 2023 | 3 min read
A new technical and troubleshooting resource for grain growers is available in the form of a GRDC guidebook for mixing and batching agricultural chemicals.

Smart fertiliser boosts yield potential

April 21, 2023 | 3 min read
Lono, a specialised nitrogen fertiliser that is efficient and environmentally stable is gaining ground in the Australian tree crop sector as growers seek more sustainable options to improve marketable yields.

Commodity prices, interest rates and drought bite

April 21, 2023 | 3 min read
Australian farmers continue to ride the rollercoaster of seasons, commodity prices and economic factors, with rural sentiment at the start of 2023 dipping to its lowest level reported since late 2018.

Supplement to offset methane in livestock

April 20, 2023 | 2 min read
For producers looking to reduce the methane output of their livestock, Performance Feeds’ organic nutritional supplement OrganiPro contains key ingredients that aid in reducing methane emissions, while also creating more productive feed utilisation.

Simplifying calf rearing

April 19, 2023 | 2 min read
“Helping farmers achieve the best possible results with the resources they have available.” This is the outcome that MaxCare is trying to achieve with their clients, says Maxum business manager Tom Newton.

Troy Butec a game changer for resellers

April 19, 2023 | 3 min read
Previously available only via vet channels, Troy Animal Healthcare has announced the launch of Butec in over-the-counter channels.

New, improved Frequency herbicide

April 19, 2023 | 2 min read
Wheat and barley growers now have access to the most adaptable Group 27 product on the market, thanks to BASF’s new and improved Frequency herbicide that offers excellent control of hard to manage broadleaf weeds such as fleabane, sowthistle, buckwheat/bindweed, wireweed, wild radish, bifora and capeweed.

Numnuts NumOcaine in store for lamb marking

April 18, 2023 | 2 min read
Numnuts, the dual-action tool that delivers fast-acting pain relief while applying rubber rings during lamb castration and tail docking, has now appeared on the shelves of rural stores in preparation for the 2023 lamb marking season.

Enzyme trials lift vegetable production

April 18, 2023 | 5 min read
Recent trials across Australian vegetable crops have proved the economic and environmental advantage of adding specific enzymes for more efficient use of nutrients and other inputs to increase yield and improve produce quality.

FastStart Cotton Establishment Awards

April 17, 2023 | 4 min read
South East Queensland continues to produce winning entries in the FastStart Cotton Establishment Awards.

Think “Stock-whip” as you plan for EOFY

April 17, 2023 | 3 min read
As another end of financial year approaches, a few simple tax planning actions can help agribusinesses reap the rewards, writes Ross Paterson.

Vale Ken McKee

April 15, 2023 | 2 min read
“Ken will be remembered as an essential part of our team, and he will be missed by everyone."